Sydney, Hong Kong, Zurich — J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) and iCapital1 today announced a new partnership to open up access for Australian wholesale investors to alternative investments.
Through this collaboration, iCapital will provide its proprietary and industry-leading technology platform to facilitate the distribution of JPMAM’s select global alternative strategies, enabling Australian investors to explore a broader range of investment opportunities in the alternative space.
“There is a growing appetite and surging demand, especially amongst Australian wholesale investors, to access and increase their allocations to alternatives which provide additional sources of uncorrelated returns, income opportunities, inflation management and diversification to their investment portfolios,” said Mark Carlile, Head of Wholesale, Australia and New Zealand, JPMAM. “By partnering with iCapital, we are able to streamline the investment journey, making alternatives more accessible, flexible and efficient for wholesale investors.,” adds Carlile.
“This partnership marks an important milestone as democratizing alternatives is one of our strategic priorities globally. We are committed to transforming our offerings into an evergreen solution, enabling a wider group of investors to maintain a consistent exposure to the private markets in the long term,” said Andrew Creber, Australia and New Zealand CEO, JPMAM. “With the introduction of our global active ETF strategies last year and now the ability to access our global alternatives platform, we are able to provide the full breadth of investment solutions to Australian investors tailored to their investment objectives.”
“We are honored to expand our partnership with J.P. Morgan Asset Management, a global leader in investment management, to support them in their strategic ambition to be at the forefront of making private markets more accessible to wealth managers and wholesale investors in Australia”, said Marco Bizzozero, Head of International, iCapital. “As wealth creation is increasingly taking place outside the public markets, this unique partnership offers access to the increased diversification benefits and better risk-adjusted returns that alternative investments can provide as a key component of a diversified investment portfolio.”
JPMAM is one of the world’s largest alternatives asset managers with USD 213 billion in alternative assets under management (AUD 312 billion) and more than 350 dedicated investment professionals2, offering strategies across the sub-asset classes, including real estate, private equity and credit, infrastructure, transport, timber, liquid alternatives and hedged funds.
iCapital is a global leading financial technology platform with USD 170 billion3 in platform assets, supporting both asset managers and distributors to expand the access to private markets.
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Carmen Lau, Head of Marketing, Australia and New Zealand
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About J.P. Morgan Asset Management
J.P. Morgan Asset Management, with assets under management of USD 2.9 trillion (as of September 30, 2023), is a global leader in investment management. J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s clients include institutions, retail investors and high net worth individuals in every major market throughout the world. J.P. Morgan Asset Management offers global investment management in equities, fixed income, real estate, hedge funds, private equity and liquidity.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading financial services firm based in the United States of America (“U.S.”), with operations worldwide. JPMorgan Chase had USD 3.9 trillion in assets and USD 317 billion in stockholders’ equity as of September 30, 2023. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing and asset management. Under the J.P. Morgan and Chase brands, the Firm serves millions of customers in the U.S., and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients globally. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com.
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Founded in 2013, iCapital is the leading global fintech company powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace. iCapital has transformed how the wealth management, banking, and asset management industries facilitate access to private markets investments for their high-net-worth clients by providing intuitive, end-to-end technology and service solutions; education tools and resources; and robust diligence, compliance, and portfolio analytics capabilities. iCapital’s solutions enable organizations to streamline and scale their operational infrastructure for alternative investments and to provide access to direct investments and feeder funds at lower minimums through simplified digital workflows.
iCapital-managed platforms offer wealth advisors and their high-net-worth clients access to an extensive menu of private investments, including equity, credit, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds, structured investments, annuities, and risk-managed solutions. iCapital has been recognized on the Forbes Fintech 50 list each year from 2018 to 2022, the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards as Solutions Provider of the Year in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
As of October 31, 2023, iCapital services over $170 billion in global client assets, of which about $27 billion are from international investors (non-US Domestic) across more than 1,300 funds. Employing 1,200 people globally, iCapital is headquartered in NYC and has offices worldwide, including in Zurich, London, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto.
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2. Source: JPMAM as at 30 September 2023. The AUD/USD exchange rate as at 27 November 2023 was 0.66.
3. Source: iCapital as at 31 October 2023.
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